Chicken chow mein is a popular Chinese dish that is commonly found in many Chinese restaurants around the world. It is a stir-fried noodle dish that typically consists of chicken, vegetables, and noodles. The name “chow mein” translates to “stir-fried noodles” in Cantonese.

The dish usually starts with cooked egg noodles, which are then stir-fried with diced or sliced chicken, along with a variety of vegetables such as onions, bell peppers, carrots, bean sprouts, and cabbage. The ingredients are cooked quickly over high heat, giving the dish a characteristic smoky flavor.

Chicken Chow Mein

Recipe by caion


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Chicken chow mein is often seasoned with a combination of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and other seasonings to enhance the flavors. Some variations may also include additional ingredients such as mushrooms, bamboo shoots, or water chestnuts.
It’s worth noting that the specific ingredients and cooking methods can vary depending on the region and the chef’s preferences, so the exact preparation of chicken chow mein can differ between restaurants and households. However, the dish generally represents a flavorful combination of stir-fried chicken, vegetables, and noodles.


  • 8 ounces (225 grams) of egg noodles

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 carrot, julienned

  • 2 cups bean sprouts

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Green onions, sliced (for garnish, optional)


  • Cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pan or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken strips and stir-fry until they are cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, and carrot. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the bean sprouts and minced garlic to the pan. Continue to stir-fry for another minute or two.
  • Push the vegetables to one side of the pan and add the cooked noodles to the other side. Pour the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil over the noodles. Toss the noodles gently to coat them in the sauces and mix them with the vegetables.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the pan and stir-fry everything together for a couple of minutes until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with sliced green onions if desired.

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